They Don’t Tell You What to Expect When You Find Out You’re Expecting

I never dreamed of being a mother. That is to say that I didn’t grow up feeding baby dolls and changing fake diapers.  I didn’t play at being a mom and as I got older it wasn’t something that I thought about very often.  It wasn’t until I met my now husband that I began …

Body Positivity – Destroying Perfection and Striving to be Enough

Without knowing it I think I began to dip my toe into body positivity in high school.  Though I was painfully insecure about myself and my own body following years of bullying in Catholic grammar school, I was always encouraging of others.  One girl I was friends with was squeezing herself into size 8 jeans …

Going for the Goal(s)

Goals.  Everyone needs them.  They empower us, motivate us, and help us to improve as individuals.  Long term, short term, a daily to do list, every notch on those mental or paper logs is a wish to better ourselves in some way.  Goals seem so cut and dry.  You set one and either succeed or …

Ingrid Goes West, Social Media, and Looking in the Mirror

Recently I watched a skin crawlingly uncomfortable yet amazing indie film called Ingrid Goes West starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen.  Plaza’s Ingrid is a lonely young woman most likely suffering from some sort of mental illness or break following the death of her mother.  She becomes obsessed with Olsen’s Insta-famous Taylor who seemingly lives …